Burnley set to sign Liverpool defender Sepp van den Berg - report
Burnley are set to sign Liverpool Sepp van den Berg on a season long-loan despite a late move from Blackburn Rovers according to The Sun’s Alan Nixon.
The 20-year-old enjoyed a good loan spell at Preston North End in the 2021/22 season and was on the bench for Liverpool’s Premier League opener against Fulham.
Nixon also revealed (via Patreon, 7 August) that Vincent Kompany was a big part of the negotiations with Burnley set to beat their Lancashire neighbours to the signing of the Dutch defender.
A Championship loan move certainly looks like the best decision for the youngster, with a lack of first-team minutes at Anfield certainly an issue for the youngster at present.
He will be looking to kick on from his excellent spell at Preston North End and really push himself into contention when he returns to Anfield next season.
It will always be a tough task to break into first-team contention at Anfield, but going out and playing regular first-team football in the second-tier is the best thing van den Berg can do at present.
The Championship has proven to be an excellent environment for young players to develop and then go on to be a success in the Premier League.
Liverpool will eventually have to look for some longer-term replacements for their star men and potentially looking to their academy could be the smart thing to do for Jürgen Klopp.
The Merseysiders are always extremely astute in the transfer market but they should potentially look a little bit closer to home when it comes to finding new additions to their squad, with Curtis Jones and Trent Alexander-Arnold two excellent examples of homegrown talent.
In other Liverpool news, youngster Tyler Morton has joined Blackburn on loan.